Ways to Manage Corona Virus Stress
Along, I suspect, with most of you, I’m feeling a bit stressed and worried about the Corona virus (Covid-19). Just to be clear, this is posted in the early days of it taking centre stage in the UK. Everyone has their own story to tell about how it is affecting their lives, finances and well-being. Being stranded at an airport, quarantined from family and friends; feeling ill and being unsure whether it is Corona Virus or not are just a few of the multitude of concerns that people are experiencing.
In our family both girls have had to return from university and leave their friends behind and courses unfinished; we’re feeling super sad about my dad being in a care home with a broken leg, so unable to have mum or the rest of the family visit; and for me personally my Saint Mick of Thana is in Thailand and I am many thousands of miles away in Broughton. My family all understand the need to self-isolate and have kept up to date with the advice, but it is still stressful.
Strategies for Managing Corona Virus Stress
Anyone who knows me will be aware that I’m a bit of a stress cadet at the best of times, so this post is as much therapy for me as it is anything else. I’m hoping it might help others though too, please do comment and share your own tips for managing stress. These are the ideas that I’ve come up with:
Summing up of Ways to Manage Stress
OK, I better stop as this list of ways to manage stress could go on and on. For me, writing this has made me feel a little bit calmer. Producing this blog post was at the top of my list for managing my stress and I can vouch that having a goal and achieving it, however small, does work. Thank you for reading the post!! I also wrote down that I should try and write something funny too, but I’m not sure I’m quite at that point yet.
I guess my final tip for stress management is to accept it is ok to be worried and anxious and that to own the stress and take any steps to reduce it, is worth a self-congratulatory pat on the back!